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In this months edition we're raising awareness of new data from Action Fraud, where it has been reported that more than £50 million has been lost to remote access tool scams in the last year as well as a warning of a rise in ticket fraud, fraudulent NHS text messages and a warning that Parents and schools are concerned about of a character by the name of Huggy Wuggy. 

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Welcome to the February Cyber Scam Newsletter, this month we're raising awareness of an article from Action Fraud warning of Romance Fraud and for family members of online daters to help protect their relatives as in, May 2021 losses were reportedly totalled at £14.6million. As well as this, online shopping fraud reports of bogus e-scooters hits over 350, Apple publishing an Airtag safety guide amid harassment and stalking fears and a warning: don't fall victim to fraudulent investment opportunities as investment scams can be hard to spot. 


In this month we're raising awareness of new data from Action Fraud which reveals almost £1 million has been lost to lottery fraud in the past seven months as well as the public being urged to donate safely this Christmas as it's revealed 1.6m was lost to online charity fraud over the past year. Also, WhatsApp users are being urged to be wary over 'friend in need' scam and a warning where criminals are copying real websites to steal savings.

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Every year we’re able to do more and more online. From sending messages to sorting out our finances, today we can do it from our phones and tablets wherever we are. But the more we can do online, the more we’re exposed to hazards. Cybersafe is here to help you stay safe online, so you can browse to your heart’s content, knowing you’re protected against scams, fraud and security problems.

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Tip of the week


Back up all your files regularly to a physical, external drive. If your device is then attacked by ransomware, all your files will be safe and you won't have to consider paying any money